Formula One 2020 – Russian Grand Prix Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does qualifying begin for the Russian Grand Prix? Saturday 26th September, 2020 – 13:00 (UK)

When does the race begin for the Russian Grand Prix? Sunday 27th September, 2020 – 12:10 (UK)

What is the expected weather for the weekend? Partly cloudy during qualifying in temperatures of 26c with a similar forecast for raceday although more sun is expected

What channel is the Russian Grand Prix on in the UK? Both the qualifying and race will be televised live on Sky Sport F1

Where can I stream the Russian Grand Prix in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the qualifying and race live via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for the Russian Grand Prix? Ticket information for all races on the F1 2020 calendar can be found here

Who won the 2019 Russian Grand Prix on? Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes

IN BRIEF

  • After a disappointing showing in the Italian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton got back to winning ways as he was victorious in the Tuscan GP.
  • Hamilton was able to hold off Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas as he collected his sixth win of the season to move to 190 points, a 65-point lead over the Finn.
  • Alexander Albon produced a solid drive to complete the podium and that finish was his best of the season so far.
  • Mercedes have dominated this race since its reintroduction to the calendar in 2014 with all six races ending up with one of their men at the top of the podium.

THE PREDICTION

Lewis Hamilton looks on course for another record-breaking season after his sixth win of the campaign last time out at the Tuscan GP. He will now head to Russia where he has won four times in six races, including the last two in 2018 and 2019. Mercedes look set for another dominant weekend and it would be a huge shock if they did not come away with the win here. Hamilton’s form is difficult to overlook and he should be able to complete a 1-2 with teammate Valtteri Bottas.

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